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EDI NEWS & INSIGHTS

18th March 2021
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Last week began with International Women's Day and ended with Mother's Day. We wanted to commemorate this special week by publishing an array of female-focussed content over on our website. Check out the links below: 

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Blog: How to Create a Gender Equal Workforce
- Blog: 5 Practical Tips for Supporting Women in the Workplace
Podcast: Empowering Women with Sarah Pinch

Issue Highlights: 
 
- See how our team got involved with the International Women's Day social media campaign #choosetochallenge.

- EDI Calendar feature: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion awareness days to take note of.
 

Celebrating International Women's Day    

Everyday we can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

This is what our team at The Equal Group have chosen to challenge:
To learn more about the campaign click the button below:
#ChooseToChallenge

EDI in the Media

How Covid has Created a Divided Workforce


Within a single business, the impact of the pandemic on individual employees’ wellbeing can differ significantly depending on age, job role and personal circumstances, says Heidi Allan. Continue reading...
 

Five Employment Law changes to look out for in April 2021


Due to the attention being focussed on COVID-19, Brexit and the Budget, HR may need to be reminded of some key employment law changes. Continue reading...
 

One reason Meghan Suffered Racist UK Coverage: The Media is not Diverse

"You cannot really have fully inclusive content, fair, accurate and balanced if you don't have diversified newsrooms," said Milica Pesic, executive director of the Media Diversity Institute. Continue reading...

6 Ways to Add Age in Your Diversity and Inclusion Guide


More than half of the 6,000 global employers surveyed by AARP in 2020 revealed that they do not include age in diversity and inclusion policies. Continue reading...
 

Should Businesses scrap Unconscious Bias Training?


The government has decided to discontinue its programme for civil servants, but Nadjia Zychowicz believes it plays a key role in creating inclusive workplaces. Continue reading...
 

Almost all Young Women in the UK have been Sexually Harassed, survey finds

Virtually all young women in the UK have been subjected to sexual harassment, according to a survey from UN Women UK, which warns that most women have lost faith that the abuse will be dealt with. Continue reading... 

Got Back-To-Workplace Anxiety? How to Spare the Stress

If you are feeling at all apprehensive about returning to the physical workplace, the following strategies will help you manage the ‘fear factor’ and set yourself up for as smooth - and low stress - a transition as possible. Continue reading...

New Podcast

Tune into our latest podcast episode with guest Sarah Pinch, as she discusses her journey into Public Relations and Communications, the diversity issues that exist within the industry, and the actions organisations can take to improve the number of women in senior leadership positions. Webinar hosted by Zakiya Ilyas. Click here to listen

EDI Special Days

Sunday 21st March 

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
 
World Down Syndrome Day
 
Single Parents Day
Friday 26th March

World Purple Day (Epilepsy Day)
Sunday 28th March

Holi
Wednesday 31st March 

Transgender Day of Visibility 

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Do you have a story to tell that's related to the world of EDI? Write for us and your blog will be exposed to our audience of over 2,000 EDI advocates, including CEO's and HR managers. Email feyi@theequalgroup.com to express your interest. 
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The Equal Group was established to give organisations the tools and support they need to fully reap the advantages that come from embracing diversity and inclusion. We offer training and provide EDI audits to help organisations identify areas they can implement improvements.
 
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